Imphal, April 25
Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh has instructed officials of the RD and PR department to resume implementation of all schemes implemented in rural areas including the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
Addressing a meeting with Panchayat elected members and officials of the department at his office today, the Minister also instructed that proper guidelines and protocols as instructed by the government are maintained while resuming work under MGNREGS.
He also instructed the Adhyakshas to ensure that adequate masks and hand sanitizers are distributed to the job-card holders to be utilised during implementation of the scheme. He also said that any implementation of the schemes should follow all guidelines and protocols including social distancing and use of face mask.
Biswajit also said that the department has already opened a toll –free number (1800-345-3872) for anyone who has a complaint or grievances regarding implementation of the scheme in the State. He urged all concerned to use this toll free number to highlight or apprise the officials of any grievances or complaints.
The meeting was attended by Adhyakshas, Additional Chief Secretary MH Khan and other officials of the department.